SOLANA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION CONTINUES DISCUSSIONS REGARDING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SOLANA VISTA SCHOOL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 15, 2018
Contact: Kristie Towne, Public Information Officer
SOLANA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION CONTINUES DISCUSSIONS REGARDING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF
SOLANA VISTA SCHOOL
At the October 11, 2018 regularly scheduled meeting, the Solana Beach School District Board of Education (Board) directed staff to engage the Solana Vista School Design Committee and community members in consideration of a single-story school site design. Part of the engagement process will include sharing the challenges of providing parity with other Solana Beach School District facilities while retaining green space for community use. The single-story conceptual diagram depicts how this may be achieved.
At the meeting, staff presented the Board with three conceptual drawings: a single-story, a partial two-story, and, a two-story design. While all diagrams present a similar cost per square foot, the single-story concept allows all classrooms to have direct exterior access, and consists of an uncomplicated structural system. The partial two-story concept increases green space, but consists of fewer classrooms having direct exterior access and requires special consideration for grade levels above the first floor. The two-story concept further increases green space, but consists of even fewer classrooms having direct exterior access and has the most constrictive consideration for grade levels above the first floor.
Board member, Richard Leib, noted part of the engagement process should be sharing the challenges with the community while imparting priorities for educational needs, student safety, parking, traffic flow, and field space.
A community meeting with Superintendent Brentlinger, Board President Debra Schade, and Board Clerk Holly Lewry, is scheduled for October 16, 2018, at 6:30pm at Solana Vista School at 780 Santa Victoria, Solana Beach 92075, to share the Board’s direction for staff and gather public input.